My wife and myself are expecting a baby boy in August. We had the big scan in Holles street and everything was fine. My wife who is italian then went home and had a scan there as well. Everything was good except they noticed a thing called Velamentous Cord Insertion(VCI). As she explained it to me the cord is attached to the side of the placenta and not below, this can then rupture causing lack of blood/oxygen to the baby. Scary stuff. In Italy they were definitive in saying she would need a caesarean that the risk with a natural birth was too high.
On monday we had a visit with one of holles street's satellite clinic but the consultant wasn't present( somebody in his place). All we heard was how proud Holles street was of the number of natural birth's they have. This is making us very anxious altough they did arrange to have another scan. My wife contacted a midwife in holles street who altough helpful explained it was not normal for them to carry out a caesarean for VCI. Reading on the internet has only made us more anxious. What can we do, my wife is in a complete panic. Can they make her have a natural birth even though she is so worried about it. Who should we talk to?